RIP Michael Kandel aka Tranquility Bass

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Very sad. ‘Let the Freak Flag Fly!'”

stirmonster, Thursday, 21 May 2015 01:37 (three years ago) Permalink

RIP "they came in peace for all mankind"

the late great, Thursday, 21 May 2015 03:14 (three years ago) Permalink

"Cantamilla" is one of my favorite tracks ever. RIP

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 21 May 2015 08:03 (three years ago) Permalink

They Came In Peace was by far the best thing on that 1994 Mo Wax comp everyone and their brother seemed to have, the cricket sounds at the end, just absolute bliss. Very sad.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 May 2015 09:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Cantamilla often plays in my head, even though I rarely listen to it. Great tune. RIP

mmmm, Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Listened to LTFFF in full for the first time only a couple of weeks ago. Would've had at least one thing from it in the recent 'EPICS' tracks poll.

nashwan, Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:37 (three years ago) Permalink

gah, love 'they came in peace'.

NotKnowPotato (stevie), Thursday, 21 May 2015 11:37 (three years ago) Permalink

They Came In Peace was by far the best thing on that 1994 Mo Wax comp everyone and their brother seemed to have, the cricket sounds at the end, just absolute bliss.

OTM. Thank you for that and thank you for Exist Dance (I loved that first Freaky Chakra album). RIP.

undergraduate dance (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 21 May 2015 12:44 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

I still listen to his music a lot - I feel like he was always in his own zone, a kind of milder mellower place than other people but with a very deep focus. When I bought something of his off bandcamp once, he sent me a "thanks!" and we had a brief back-and-forth about his music. seemed like such a positive guy. Heartbreaks & Hallelujahs, the album he finished in '02 but didn't release until 2012, is really good -- pretty weird, for sure, but addictive, which is my read on Freak Flag, too.

When I listen to his stuff, more than with many other, bigger artists, I feel like the world is poorer without his voice in it - the pocket in which Tranquility Bass's music sits is its own place.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 8 September 2017 01:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

'let the freak flag fly' is a great album for a heatwave.

mark e, Thursday, 28 June 2018 13:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I cherry picked a few tracks from the compilation of his Commander Mindfuck output that's on the Exist Dance bandcamp but probably should have just bought the lot.

So very lysergic.

https://existdance.bandcamp.com/album/commander-mindfuck-presents-the-complete-floor-mutilator

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

never heard any, so, ta for the pointer

mark e, Thursday, 28 June 2018 15:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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